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Sandy Brown

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Sandy Brown (Rev)

Sanford ‘Sandy’ Brown is an author, community activist, long-distance walker, and ordained minister from Seattle, Washington. In 2020, Sandy joined Cicerone Press as Associate Publisher for Caminos and Pilgrimages.

After reading ‘The Pilgrimage’, by Paolo Coelho in 1992, he planned his 2008 trek on the Camino de Santiago and since then has walked over 9000 kilometres on pilgrim trails in Europe. He records his pilgrim adventures in his popular blog, www.caminoist.org.

Perazz

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Laura Perazzoli

Laura Perazzoli graduated from John Hopkins University with a degree in Writing Seminars and currently lives in Seattle, Washington. She completed her first pilgrimage in 2004 on the Camino Francés as one of the students on Dave Whitson's initial student pilgrimage. After this trip, she was excited to provide others with a similar experience and has since led student pilgrimage trips on the Camino Francés, the Camino del Norte and the Via Francigena. Laura first walked the Camino del Norte and Primitivo with a student group in 2009 and returned in 2011 to re-walk the route and to complete the Camino Inglés to ensure up-to-date route information for this guidebook.

Bloo Anderson

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Bloo Anderson

Bloo is a pilot who had a 40-year career in military and civil aviation around the world. As an outdoors person with a love of hiking he has walked on four continents, exploring places like the rivers of Brunei, sea lochs and glaciers of New Zealand, Wadi Qelt from Jerusalem to Jericho in Palestine, and the mountains of Arizona, New Mexico and British Columbia. His more recent discoveries have been trails in Western Europe, including the GR11 of the Pyrenees, the GR7 in Southern Spain and the pilgrim trails (Camino)s across France and Spain. The Camino Mozárabe was his 2017 adventure.

Whitson

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Dave Whitson

Dave Whitson is a high school History teacher in Portland, Oregon and a graduate of the University of Washington. He made his first pilgrimage in 2002 on the Camino Francés and was inspired to return with a group of his high school students, which he did in 2004. He has made long-distance treks in Norway on the Pilgrim Road to Nidaros, in England on the North Downs Way to Canterbury, and in Turkey on the Lycian Way, all told walking roughly 10,000 kilometers on pilgrim roads in Europe.

Gail Bio

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Gail Delahunt

Gail Delahunt is an avid adventure traveller with ample experience in walking holidays in particular. Gail has trekked across the Camino de Santiago, Romania, Dolomites in Italy, Yosemite National Park in California, King Canyon in Australia to name a few.

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Alison Raju

Alison Raju is a former teacher of French, German and Spanish to adults and is the author of three other guides published by Cicerone Press: 'Way of Saint James (Camino de Santiago): Pyrenees - Santiago - Finisterre', 'Vía de la Plata (Seville to Santiago)' and 'The Pilgrim Road to Nidaros (Way of St. Olav): Oslo - Trondheim'.

Wells

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Mike Wells

Mike Wells is an author of both walking and cycling guides. He has been walking long-distance footpaths for 25 years, after a holiday in New Zealand gave him the long-distance walking bug. Mike has also been a keen cyclist for over 20 years. After completing various UK Sustrans routes, such as Lon Las Cymru in Wales and the C2C route across northern England, he then moved on to cycling long-distance routes in continental Europe and beyond. These include cycling both the Camino and Ruta de la Plata to Santiago de la Compostela, a traverse of Cuba from end to end, a circumnavigation of Iceland and a trip across Lapland to the North Cape. He has written a series of cycling guides for Cicerone following the great rivers of Europe.

Zoe Langley-Wathen

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Zoe Langley-Wathen

Zoe Langley-Wathen is an outdoor enthusiast, long-distance walker and writer who shares her experiences through her popular blog and website Head Right Out.
In 2011, she walked her first solo thru-hike along the South West Coast Path. This experience forms the basis of her contribution to 'The Biggest Book of Yes: 49 Short Adventure Stories', a charitable project raising money for the Teddington Trust and enabling children with Xeroderma Pigmentosum (a rare skin disease) to go on safe adventures. Since walking the South West Coast Path, Zoe has completed many long-distance trails including the Camino Frances, the Pennine Way, the Wales Coast Path and Offa's Dyke Path.

There's a number of ways to follow Zoe's HeadRightOut journey or to find out about booking her as a speaker: www.headrightout.com or @headrightout on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Facebook Group: HeadRightOut Hub (all women welcome to join)

Email: headrightout@gmail.com